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Business Central 19 –new features

Business Central 19 will be launched in October as part of Dynamics 365 2021 release wave 2. The many new features in Business Central 19 will be released from October 2021 to March 2022. On this page you can get an overview of which features are released and when they will be released.

 

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New planned functionality

Below is an overview of the new features for Business Central which, as part of Dynamics 365 2021 release wave 2 and the release of Business Central 19, are scheduled for release from October 2021 to March 2022.

As many of the features at the time of writing have not yet been released, delivery times may change and the expected functionality may not be released at all.

In the General Availability column, the functionality will be released within the specified month. The exact delivery date can be any day within this month. For already published functions, the full date is displayed, ie. including the exact release date.

The check mark (✓) indicates which functions have already been released for public preview or early access and for public preview, early access and general availability.

The meaning of 'Enabled for' column values

Users, automatically:
These features include changes to the user experience and are activated automatically.

Administrators, developers, marketers or analysts, automatically:
These features are intended to be used by administrators, developers, marketers or business analysts and are activated automatically.

Users of administrators, developers or analysts:
These features must be enabled or configured by administrators, manufacturers, or business analysts to be available to their users.

Application improvements

With Business Central 19, which is released with Dynamics 365 2021 release wave 2, Microsoft delivers a number of updates in some of the most user-requested areas for improvement, for example in areas such as finance and supply chain management.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Account schedules – Budget Name filter for columns and more templates added Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Add additional columns through personalization in various pages to gain more insight Users, automatically  ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Add non-inventory items on requisition and planning worksheets Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Bank and payment reconciliations Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Couple records between Business Central and Dataverse (and apps for Dataverse) in bulk Users, automatically  ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Default line type in the sales and purchase documents Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Edit in Excel in recurring general journals and intercompany general Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Group G/L and VAT entries in Posting Preview and easily extend Posting Preview Users, automatically  ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Improved user experience to keep posting setup and dimension issues from going wrong Users, automatically  ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Integrate Business Central and Microsoft Dataverse with more efficient synchronization of multiple records Users, automatically  ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Item variant code on demand forecasts Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Keep track of historical IBAN number when vendor bank account number changes Users, automatically  ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
List of trusted partner apps Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Locations for non-inventory items Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
More control over address information data entry Users by admins, makers, or analysts  ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
More control over currency exchange rate adjustment Users, automatically  ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
New automation API to create user groups Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Production BOMs and routes on stockkeeping units in planning scenarios Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Remove obsolete reports 204, 205, 206, and 207 Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Rounding for base unit of measure Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Tour of Business Central to help users know the basics Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Unlock time sheets in Business Central using assisted setup and data entry on mobile devices     Users by admins, makers, or analysts  ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Use multiple units of measure when synchronizing items and resources to Dynamics 365 Sales Users, automatically  ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
More educational app tours for standard roles Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Delegated admin can create job queue entries and request approval by a licensed user Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021

Better integration with Microsoft 365

In Business Central 2021 release wave 2, Microsoft continues to invest in better integration with Excel. Support for the collaboration processes in Teams will also be improved in the upcoming update, which means that you can add Business Central pages into a Teams channel.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Enhancements to Microsoft Teams integration Users, automatically   Oct 2021
Centralized Deployment of Office add-ins Brugere efter administratorer, udviklere eller analytikere ✓ Aug 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Enhancements to the Outlook add-in Users, automatically ✓ Aug 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Enhancements to working with Microsoft Excel Users, automatically ✓ Aug 10, 2021 Oct 2021
AL API for sharing files in Microsoft 365 Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Share a record link to Microsoft Teams Brugere efter administratorer, udviklere eller analytikere Sep 2021 Oct 2021

Country and regional expansion

The demand for Dynamics 365 Business Central online is growing and Microsoft is therefore increasing the global availability of the cloud ERP solution to cover even more countries and regions, so that small and medium-sized businesses worldwide can achieve more by gaining full control over their business.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Country and regional expansion – Argentina Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically   Nov 2021
Country and regional expansion – Bulgaria     Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically   Nov 2021
Country and regional expansion – Chile Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically   Nov 2021
Country and regional expansion – Myanmar Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically   Nov 2021
Country and regional expansion – Puerto Rico Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically   Nov 2021
Country and regional expansion – Slovakia Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically   Nov 2021
Country and regional expansion – Ukraine Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically   Nov 2021

Development

Also with 2021 Dynamics 365 release wave 2, Microsoft is investing in a wide range of development tools for the Business Central developers. This means, among other things, that the AL language is made even stronger, the rest gives developers an experience of working more smoothly and efficiently.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Generated documentation for AL language Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically   Oct 2021
Profiling AL performance with snapshot debugger Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically ✓ Aug 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Transactional installation and sync of extensions on-premises Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically ✓ Aug 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Extend general ledger posting aggregations (Invoice Post. Buffer refactoring) Users, automatically ✓ Sep 1, 2021 Oct 2021
Richer access control for extension source in cloud environments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Force sync of customer-specific extensions in online environments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 2021 Oct 2021
Performance – support for included columns in keys Users, automatically Oct 2021 Oct 2021
Performance – support for non-clustered column store indexes Users, automatically Oct 2021 Oct 2021
AL compiler diagnostic messages includes URLs Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Dec 2021 Dec 2021

Management and administration

As part of the 2021 release wave 2 for Business Central, Microsoft is providing a number of administration and management functions that aim to assist administrators and IT professionals with setting up, securing, administering and monitoring customer environments.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Automatic installation and update of dependencies when updating apps in the Business Central admin center Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically   Oct 2021
Manage access to environments using Azure Active Directory groups Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Admins can handle scheduled tasks after a point-in-time restore Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Copying environments of different types Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Operations log enhancements Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Restarting environments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021

Microsoft Power Platform

With Business Central 2021 release wave 2, Microsoft improves the direct integration with Microsoft Dataverse and Microsoft Power Platform, which includes Power BI.

Feature Enabled for Public
preview
General
availability
Show reports from named and shared Power BI workspaces in Business Central Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021

Modern clients

In Dynamics 365 2021 release wave 2, Microsoft implements a number of client enhancements with a focus on optimized usability, availability, performance, and operational stability.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Performance improvements to the Business Central web client Users, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Unhindered data entry across rows Users, automatically ✓ Aug 9, 2021 Oct 2021
Usability improvements to the Business Central web client Users, automatically ✓ Aug 10, 2021 Oct 2021
Discovering reports and administration areas in Role Explorer Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Decimal separator on numeric keypad matches region setting Users, automatically Okt 2021 Dec 2021

Services og platform

No matter what industry a company belongs to and whether it is a large or small company, business users expect a reliable service and platform from which they can operate and develop their business. Also in 2021 release wave 2, Microsoft will improve operations and performance for Business Central.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Performance: OData callers can specify read-only intent in GET requests Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically   Oct 2021
Protect the Business Central Server against excessive background sessions for an environment Users, automatically Oct 2021 Oct 2021
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